Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal broke the 34-Year-Old Record of John McEnroe

There is now no doubt that World No.1 Rafael Nadal is the King of Clay’. The Spanish player now achieved another milestone in his career. Nadal here in Madrid Open broke the 34-year-old record of John McEnroe. He won 50 set in a row on the clay court and brock John’s 49 set winning run.

Rafael Nadal defeated Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman (world no. 14) in the pre-quarterfinals to enter the final-8. Spain’s 31-year-old tennis player Nadal defeated Diego in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. He will now face the Dominic Thiem of Austria in the quarter-finals.

The Spanish player won 50 consecutive sets on the clay court by winning Barcelona Cup, Monte Carlo Cup and last year’s French Open. Hence he succeeded to break John’s record. Now, Nadal aims to get the sixth Madrid Open title now.

On this big occasion Nadal Said, “When my career is over, these are things that are going to be there for always.”

“They are big records. It’s difficult to be able to win 50 sets in a row. But I’ve done it. Well, it’s done. It’s over. Let’s not talk about that anymore and let’s continue on what we have ahead, which is what I am concerned about.”

John McEnroe had won 49 consecutive sets in 1984, including the Madrid Open title. He hold this record for long 34 years. Now the Spanish player won 50 consecutive sets on the clay court by winning Barcelona Cup, Monte Carlo Cup and last year’s French Open. Hence he succeeded to break John’s record. Nadal aims to get the sixth Madrid Open title now.

Also, see Madrid Open: Defending Champion Simona Halep Lost Her Match, World No. 3 Muguruza is also out

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